New Subscriber Playlist: “It’s Gonna Be Alright”

Subscribers can listen to a collection of songs that’ll help start 2023 off on an encouraging note.
Black and white photo of woman stretching out her arms in the sun
 (Fuu J)

I thought I’d start 2023 off on an encouraging note, so this month’s subscriber playlist — titled “It’s Gonna Be Alright” — is filled with songs that remind us of what’s truly important (e.g., love, faith, community, grace) and paint a picture of the way the world ought to be. A picture that can inspire us to make those things a reality, even if it’s just in our little corner of the world.

Accompanying the playlist is the latest episode of my“Playlist Breakdown” podcast, in which I spotlight one of the playlist’s songs and why it’s so special, interesting, and/or meaningful. In this latest episode, I discuss “New Grass,” a sublimely beautiful song from Talk Talk’s fifth and final album, 1991’s Laughing Stock.

Both of these are little bonuses for subscribers who support Opus financially. If you’d like to get access to them (and more), subscribe to Opus for $5/month or $50/year. (You can also subscribe for free and get my weekend newsletter.)